A Simple Tip To Become Comfortable In Front Of The Camera
Jake 1: Hello and thanks for tuning in. In this episode, I am going to show you one simple trick that I use to feel more comfortable standing in front of a video camera. So, tune in to find out what that is.
Okay, so if you’ve ever shot video footage before, you know how uncomfortable it feels to stand in front of a camera, look down the lens and try to communicate with something which is so unanimated. This is something I really struggled with for quite some time when I was first recording the videos and it wasn’t until I actually understood and spoke to a few people who were comfortable in front of a camera that showed me the simple trick which makes you feel more at ease in front of the camera and actually start to communicate with the lens, as if it’s your target audience.
Okay, so that one simple trick is to envisage your ideal customer standing behind the lens and you’re having a conversation with them. Okay, then it becomes real easy. It’s just a matter of looking at that person behind the camera.
Jake 2: Hey Jake.
Jake 1: Hi Jake! How are you?
Jake 2: Wow! It’s as if you’re talking directly to me.
Jake 1: Then it’s just a matter of having a simple conversation with them or trying to explain something to them.
Jake 2: I don’t know. Are you speaking to the camera or are you speaking to me?
Jake 1: Like I said, this is the way you have that conversation with the camera, make you feel more comfortable and convey a much stronger message to your audience because there is a deeper connection there with them.
Jake 2: That makes a lot of sense, I really understand!
Jake 1: That’s it for this episode. I hope that helps you. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Is this something you struggle with? Does this tip help you to improve your on-camera persona?
Thanks for tuning in and I’ll speak to you again soon.
Jake 2: No, thank you. Thank you very much.